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Local Student’s Artwork Chosen for CLC New Year’s Card Cover and Calendar

Published on Jan 5, 2017

Paducah, KY (January 5, 2017) –Lone Oak Middle Student Luke Medley created the patch that has been chosen to be on the front cover of the Challenger Learning Center at Paducah’s 2017 New Year’s Card. Framed copies of the card will be presented to him during a special presentation at the school later in January.
Medley created the patch last year in Allyson Calhoun’s science class while preparing for his class trip to the Challenger Center to fly a simulated space mission to the moon.
“Luke’s patch shows a very realistic space shuttle leaving Earth headed to space. It’s a great representation of the American space program,” said Mellisa Duncan, CLC director.
The cards are sent to the contributors and patrons of the center including teachers, superintendents, legislators, campers, board members and donors. A card is even sent to the White House.
The center also chose eleven other patches to include in its annual calendar.  The schools and students represented in the calendar include:
February- Ryder Hendry, Jackson Christian School (Jackson, Tenn.)
March- Matthew Helphenstine, University Heights Academy (Hopkinsville)
April- Kerrigan McManus, Southwest Calloway Elementary School
May- Jessica Daniels, Carlisle County Middle School
June- Hannah Triplett, Heath Middle School
July- Mallory Adams, Lone Oak Middle School
August- Leah Herndon, Heath Middle School
September- Kealy Shoemaker, Murray Middle School
October- Ally Wilson, Reidland Intermediate School
November- Tay-Lyn Taylor, Adams School (Creal Springs, Ill.)
December- Luke Medley, Lone Oak Middle School
“This is the tenth year we have produced a calendar and we are very proud to be able to showcase our students’ artwork in such a useable format for all to see,” said Duncan.
The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah is located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. For more information about the center please visit